VIRGINIA BEACH EVENTS

VIRGINIA BEACH EVENTS
  • Sandler Center for the Performing Arts
    On-Going Event: 5/1/2017 - 5/1/2018
    Year-Round. A 1,300-seat performance hall with great shows, beautiful interior, and out-of-this-world acoustics. VB Town Center. 757-385-2535  www.sandlercenter.org
  • First Friday ViBe Creative District
    On-Going Event: 5/5/2017 - 5/4/2018
    Every 1st Friday. Celebrate local businesses and the arts at First Friday ViBe in "the District!" The ViBe, Virginia Beach artisans and businesses, sharing their passion for arts and entertainment with the community. 4-7pm.  17th-22nd Sts. From Pacific to Parks Aves.   www.thevibedistrict.com
  • Holiday Lights at the Beach
    On-Going Event: 11/17/2017 - 12/31/2017
    Drive through holiday lights on the Virginia Beach boardwalk. Animated nautical and holiday-themed light displays beside the ocean. Sun.-Thurs. 5:30-10pm, Fri. & Sat. 5:30-11pm.  VB Oceanfront, 2nd St. & the Boardwalk. 757-333-0921  www.beachstreetusa.com
  • Turkey Trot 10k
    11/23/2017
    Race begins 8:15am. Mt. Trashmore, VB.   www.tidewaterstriders.com
  • Planes, Trains & Santa
    11/24/2017 - 11/26/2017
    Layouts on display of model trains. Santa will fly in each day with a meet-and-greet for children of all ages at 11am. Admission for adults, children 12 and under free. Military Aviation Museum, VB. 757-721-7767  www.militaryaviationmuseum.org
  • Virginia Beach Christmas Market
    11/24/2017 - 11/26/2017
    Fine arts, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, wood, toys, photography, fiber arts, Christmas collectibles and more. Fri. & Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Pictures with Santa 11am-3pm. Admission fee. Free parking. VB Convention Center. 757-417-7771  www.emgshows.com
  • Searching for Santa: A Holiday Musical Show
    12/1/2017 - 12/2/2017
    7pm holiday musical show followed by the magical appearance of Santa Claus. Lighting of the giant holiday tree and fireworks. 8-10pm take a family photo with Santa and enjoy more live music.  VB Town Center. 757-497-2113  www.vabeachtowncenter.com
  • Breakfast with Santa & Craft Show
    12/2/2017
    Breakfast with Santa 9-11am and visit with Santa 12-3pm. Craft show 10am-4pm. Live music. Shop for the holidays!  VB Farmers Market. 757-385-4388  www.vbgov.com/farmersmarket
  • Holiday Parade at the Beach
    12/2/2017
    Giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more. Fun for all ages! 5:30pm.  VB Oceanfront,15th-25th Sts. 757-333-0921  www.beachstreetusa.com
  • Holiday Yule Log Bonfire & Holiday Marketplace
    12/2/2017
    Unique and local crafters, a massive yule log bonfire, and Christmas caroling. Hot chocolate, ciders, beer, wine, and holiday treats are available for purchase. A visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus. 12-8pm.  Town Point Park, Downtown Norfolk. 757-441-2345  www.festevents.org
  • Reindeer Trot 7k and Reindeer Rally 5k
    12/2/2017
    Benefitting the Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. In-person registration. Rally 5k at 8am and Trot 7k at 9:30am. All participants receive t-shirts and finishing medals.  Mt. Trashmore, VB. 757-409-1913  www.roadrageevents.com
  • Children's Christmas Parade
    12/9/2017
    This parade will bring a twinkle to the eyes of the young and old alike. Parade begins 10am. High St., Portsmouth. 757-393-8481  www.portsvaevents.com
  • Old Towne Holiday Music Festival
    12/9/2017
    Performances, children's activities, re-enactors in period attire, and strolling characters. 12-6pm. High St., Portsmouth. 757-393-5143  www.portsvaevents.com
  • Surf-n-Santa 5 Miler
    12/16/2017
    All Santas will run through the oceanfront area and finish inside the Convention Center for a Rockin' holiday party. Registration 12-4:30pm. Race begins 4:30pm. Post-race party 5-8pm with live music, brews and food.  VB Convention Center. 757-412-1056  www.surfnsanta5miler.com
  • Last Night on the Town
    12/31/2017
    2pm. Bring the children to Pembroke Mall for family fun. Toast to the New Year at Town Center's Countdown Stage from 5:30pm-midnight. Dance to live entertainment by local bands. Laser light and fireworks show. VB Town Center. 757-497-2113  www.vabeachtowncenter.com
  • Noon Year's Eve Bash: Countdown to Noon
    12/31/2017
    Great place for families to ring in the New Year. Countdown to 12 with a glittery ball drop and toast. Children's activities, photo booth, refreshments, and more. 11am-2pm.  Portsmouth Art & Cultural Center, Portsmouth. 757-393-8543  www.portsvaevents.com
  • Olde Towne Scottish Walk
    12/31/2017
    The walk is a day when townspeople honor their community and merchants, wishing good luck and prosperity in the coming year. Join the procession led by bagpipe and drums. 3:30pm. Queen & Washington Sts., Portsmouth. 757-650-3052  www.portsvaevents.com
  • Valentine's Hangar Dance
    2/10/2018
    Come dressed in your 1940s attire and dance with your sweetie to the Big Band sounds of the 1940s. 5-10pm. Military Aviation Museum, VB. 757-721-7767  www.militaryaviationmuseum.org